Oakland, CA (RPRN) 04/15/09-On Thursday, April 16th community rights defense organizer and filmmaker, Simon Sedillo, will be at AK Press to offer perspectives on global implications of the Oaxacan peoples’ struggle for communities in the United States. Through his multimedia presentation, Sedillo creates a dialogue on the effects of neoliberalism on indigenous communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color in the US and Mexico. Sedillo will also give his presentation on Monday, April 20th at the Watsonville Cabrillo Center.
Over the past six years Sedillo has documented, produced and taught community-based video documentation in indigenous communities, in immigrant communities and with youth of color across the US and Mexico. He has placed cameras and editing equipment in the hands of communities in resistance so that they may be able to document their own histories and human rights situation.
Sedillo will present at two other Santa Cruz County locations, on Wednesday, April 22nd at UCSC Kresge Town Hall and on Thursday, April 23rd at the Brown Berets Warehouse in Watsonville. He will also be the keynote speaker at the 15th Anniversary of the Watsonville Brown Berets on Saturday, April 25th.